“Divertimento” Marina Thibeault & Janelle Fung
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The programme includes Haydn’s Divertimento for Cello and Piano (transcribed for viola by Gregor Piatigorsky), Clara Schumann’s Three Romances, Mozart’s Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano (transcribed for viola by Marina Thibeault), and Beethoven’s Spring Sonata for Piano and Violin (transcribed for viola by André Roy).
Thibeault is an accomplished concerto soloist who has performed with such ensembles as the North Czech Philharmonic and the Santiago Chamber Orchestra. Her first album, 2017’s Toquade, was nominated for two awards, and her ELLES recording was Juno nominated in 2020. Praised for her persuasive tone and elegant technique as much as her compelling on-stage presence, Thibeault is never less than a delight. (According to San Francisco Classical Voice, “Thibeault showcased the viola’s versatility [and her] playing spanned a wide emotional range through rapidly changing lines of dissonance. Her playing was rich and warm.”)
Thibeault’s partner, Janelle Fung, won an “artist of the year” award from the BC Touring Council in 2014 and never looked back: her busy touring schedule has seen her perform in over 20 countries on five continents, including in the demanding realm of chamber music where she has appeared in concert with the Ying Quartet and the New York Woodwind Quintet. Fung, too, is equally popular with audiences and critics. According to Arts & Opinion, “Fung . . . was supremely impressive with her ability to seemingly have her fingers float over the keys; each note seemed to waft into the air like a gentle breeze.”
These two compelling artists have notable chemistry, so expect a spellbinding evening of musical magic.
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Kicking Horse Culture presents about four dozen cultural events and activities throughout the year in Golden, B.C., the traditional unceded territory of the Ktunaxa and Secwépemc Nations which is also home to Métis Nation Columbia River.